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Quotations From G.C. (GEORG CHRISTOPH) LICHTENBERG

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  • 71.
    I have remarked very clearly that I am often of one opinion when I am lying down and of another when I am standing up.
    G.C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg (1742-1799), German physicist, philosopher. "Notebook F," aph. 73, Aphorisms (written 1765-1799), trans. by R.J. Hollingdale (1990).
  • 72.
    Affectation is a very good word when someone does not wish to confess to what he would none the less like to believe of himself.
    G.C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg (1742-1799), German physicist, philosopher. "Notebook F," aphorism 149, Aphorisms (written 1765-1799), trans. by R.J. Hollingdale (1990).

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  • 73.
    Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
    G.C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg (1742-1799), German physicist, philosopher. "Notebook F," aph. 100, Aphorisms (written 1765-1799), trans. by R.J. Hollingdale (1990).
  • 74.
    The most heated defenders of a science, who cannot endure the slightest sneer at it, are commonly those who have not made very much progress in it and are secretly aware of this defect.
    G.C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg (1742-1799), German physicist, philosopher. "Notebook F," aph. 8, Aphorisms (written 1765-1799), trans. by R.J. Hollingdale (1990).
  • 75.
    Man can acquire accomplishments or he can become an animal, whichever he wants. God makes the animals, man makes himself.
    G.C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg (1742-1799), German physicist, philosopher. "Notebook F," aphorism 49, Aphorisms (written 1765-1799), trans. by R.J. Hollingdale (1990).

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  • 76.
    Ideas too are a life and a world.
    G.C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg (1742-1799), German physicist, philosopher. "Notebook F," aph. 70, Aphorisms (written 1765-1799), trans. by R.J. Hollingdale (1990).

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  • 77.
    Rational free spirits are the light brigade who go on ahead and reconnoitre the ground which the heavy brigade of the orthodox will eventually occupy.
    G.C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg (1742-1799), German physicist, philosopher. "Notebook H," aph. 36, Aphorisms (written 1765-1799), trans. by R.J. Hollingdale (1990).

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  • 78.
    To err is human also in so far as animals seldom or never err, or at least only the cleverest of them do so.
    G.C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg (1742-1799), German physicist, philosopher. "Notebook G," aphorism 30, Aphorisms (written 1765-1799), trans. by R.J. Hollingdale (1990).
  • 79.
    We accumulate our opinions at an age when our understanding is at its weakest.
    G.C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg (1742-1799), German physicist, philosopher. "Notebook H," aph. 4, Aphorisms (written 1765-1799), trans. by R.J. Hollingdale (1990).
  • 80.
    He who is enamored of himself will at least have the advantage of being inconvenienced by few rivals.
    G.C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg (1742-1799), German physicist, philosopher. "Notebook H," aph. 10, Aphorisms (written 1765-1799), trans. by R.J. Hollingdale (1990).
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